Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s body to be repatriated today

admin 6 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/06 at 6:26 AM
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In this file photo taken on April 20 2013 former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf centre is escorted by soldiers as he salutes on his arrival at an anti terrorism court in Islamabad

Special jet carrying former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s body will fly to Pakistan from Dubai at 11:30am

DUBAI: The mortal remains of former president and navy chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who handed away after a prolonged infection on Sunday, might be repatriated to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) nowadays (Monday).

Musharraf’s body has been saved on the mortuary of a medical institution in Dubai and it’ll be airlifted to Pakistan thru a unique jet at eleven:30am Pakistan time.

The Pakistani embassy in the UAE had issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the repatriation of Musharraf’s mortal remains to Pakistan on the request of his circle of relatives.

The former army leader’s spouse, Sehba Musharraf, son Bilal Musharraf and daughter Ayla Musharraf will bring the deceased’s body to Pakistan.

Doctors have recommended an immediate burial after the frame reaches Pakistan.

Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf passes away

The former president died on the age of 79 at some stage in treatment at American Hospital Dubai of his extended disorder. He was being handled for amyloidosis.

Amyloidosis is the name for a group of uncommon, extreme conditions due to a build-up of an peculiar protein called amyloid in organs and tissues in the course of the body.

Musharraf’s own family had filed an utility within the Pakistani consulate in Dubai to repatriate the former president’s body.

‘Musharraf to be laid to rest in Karachi’

Sources within the family confirmed that Musharraf will be buried at a Karachi graveyard.

The former president’s mother was buried in Dubai while his father was laid to rest in Karachi.

“His [Musharraf] passport has been cancelled,” diplomatic officials said, adding that the special plane carrying the body of the former army chief will land in Rawalpindi.

Earlier, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch had confirmed that they were facilitating the transportation of the mortal remains of the ex-army chief.

“Our missions in the UAE are in contact with the family and are facilitating the transportation of the mortal remains,” she had added.

Condolences pour in

Reacting to the news, President Arif Alvi prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased general, and patience for the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also prayed for Musharraf’s forgiveness and offered his condolences to the deceased’s family.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad, and tri-services chiefs expressed heartfelt condolences on the former army chief’s demise.

“CJCSC and services chiefs express heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of General Pervez Musharraf, former president, CJCSC and chief of army staff. May Allah bless the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family,” the military’s media wing said.

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